Driver charged in June wreck that killed 3 on Route 288 in Goochland County

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GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A woman has been charged with three counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a deadly wreck that occurred on Route 288 in Goochland County back in June. 

Claire C. Carr, 53, was indicted on the three charges on Tuesday, October 9.

The crash occurred at around 9 p.m. on the night of Wednesday, June 27.

According to Virginia State Police, a four-door Mercedes sedan being driven by 25-year-old Linli Xu of Midlothian pulled over in the left shoulder after hitting a deer.

A 2006 Chevrolet Suburban occupied by two people — 41-year-old Justin C. Ransone of Midlothian and 45-year-old Amy Lee Abbott of Glen Allen — also pulled over on the right shoulder to provide assistance.

That’s when police say a 2016 Audi Q5 being driven by Carr approached the Mercedes while traveling southbound and, in attempt to avoid striking the vehicle, veered to the left and struck the three people who were standing outside the Mercedes. 

Carr will appear in court at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13. 

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